‘Sectarian killing’: Govt official gunned down in Gulberg

Published: March 28, 2013

The police said the attack had sectarian motives as Khawaja belonged to a Shia family. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: 

Khawaja Imran Ali, a sub-division officer of Town II, was killed and his son Raza Ali critically injured after unidentified men on a motorcycle opened fire at them in Izzat Khan Chowk, Gulberg on Wednesday.

Raza told the police while being treated in hospital that his father was killed on the spot and  the culprits managed to escape.

The police said the attack had sectarian motives as Khawaja belonged to a Shia family.

On February 8, senior Shia lawyer Advocate Malik Jarar Hussain was shot dead on Gulbahar Road while on his way to drop his children to school. He was also a council member and former vice-chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chapter. The killers have not yet been arrested.

Kidnapping case

Sarfarz Hussain Jafri was kidnapped from Rahatabad area in the limits of Tehkal police station on Wednesday. Jafri too, belonged to a Shia family.

“The man was on a morning walk in Rahatabad near his house when he was kidnapped by armed men in an Alto,” said a police official, adding the police believed it was an act of sectarian violence.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 28th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • kazim
    Mar 28, 2013 - 2:16PM

    has any killer been sent to justice so far ????????

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  • Stranger
    Mar 28, 2013 - 3:38PM

    How do u know that its a sectarian killing .for all u know there could be some personal enemity with this man by the killer. Please dont give a political colour to each and everything .

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  • Hafiz
    Mar 28, 2013 - 4:50PM

    If Govt is full of Culprits, If Agencies are also involved, If justice System is plgued with Corruption then what Army is doing. Is this a kind of message for Pakistani Public. Where does a Comon Pakistani go. I am really very much upset upon Army silence Are they too

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